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Frank Kaminsky
Frank  Kaminsky


Lisle, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 242



Few players in the country had a breakout season that could rival senior Frank Kaminsky in 2013-14. After averaging just 10.3 minutes and 4.2 points per game as a sophomore, Kaminsky caught everyone's attention a year ago with a consensus first-team All-Big Ten season in which he led the Badgers in points (13.9) and rebounds (6.3) and posted the third-highest block total in UW history (66). Now a senior, Kaminsky was tabbed preseason Big Ten Player of the Year and enters his final collegiate season as an All-American candidate. A soft-shooting big man with quickness around the basket, Kaminsky announced his dramatic improvement by scoring a school-record 43 points against North Dakota (11/19/13), and put his lethal inside-outside game on display (6-for-6 on 3-pointers). Just the fifth 7-footer in UW history, Kaminsky has a knack for elevating his play at the biggest moments, including 25 points and 11 rebounds in the Badgers' win at No. 15 Michigan (2/16/14). Those heightened efforts continued into the 2014 NCAA Tournament, as Kaminsky was named West Regional Most Outstanding Player following his 28-point, 11-rebound virtuoso against No. 1 Arizona to send UW to the Final Four. A versatile weapon, Kaminsky filled in at point guard for his high school team as a senior. After finishing among the Big Ten's top-12 in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage and blocks a year ago, Kaminsky has placed his name on the nation's shortlist of preseason All-American candidates heading into the 2014-15 season.

• 2015 Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year
• 2014 NCAA Tournament West Region MOP
• 2014 First-Team All-Big Ten
• 2014 USBWA All-District
• Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week

Record Book
• Set UW single-game record with 43 points vs. North Dakota (11/19/13)
• 66 blocks in 2013-14 is tied for the third-best single-season mark in UW history


Kaminsky became the eighth UW player during the Bo Ryan era to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2013-14

• Has appeared in all 105 games of his eligible seasons (40 starts)
• Owns 29 career double-digit scoring games
• Has scored 726 career points

Started all 38 games ... earned NCAA West Region Most Outstanding Player award after leading UW to the Final Four ... selected first-team All-Big Ten selection by both the media and the coaches ... twice named Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 17, Nov. 18) ... averaged a team-best 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game ... finished the season ranked second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.528) and 12th in the conference in scoring ... shot 37.8 percent (37-for-98) from 3-point range and 76.5 percent (101-132) from the free throw line ... ranked sixth in the conference in blocks per game (1.7) and eighth in rebounds (6.3) ... finished with the third-best single season blocks (66) total in UW history ... reached double figures in scoring 25 times ... averaged a team-best 16.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during the NCAA tournament ... netted a UW school-record 43 points against North Dakota (Nov. 19), marking the fifth-highest single-game scoring mark in Division I on the season. Kaminsky's 43-point outing equaled the most by a Big Ten player since 1996-97 ... earned second career double-double in the Elite Eight against Arizona (March 29), pouring in 28 points and adding 11 rebounds on 11-of-20 (.550) shooting from the field. His 28 points were the second-highest total in an NCAA game in UW annals ... tallied 19 points on 8-of-11 (.727) shooting from the field and tallied a career-high six blocks against Baylor (March 27) in the Sweet 16 ... scored 19 points and added five rebounds in the third round of the NCAA tournament against Oregon (March 22) ... shot 9-of-16 (.563) from the field against Michigan State (March 15) in the Big Ten tournament semifinals, finishing with 28 points ... grabbed a career-best 12 boards against Minnesota (March 14) in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals ... scored 22 points and added five rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Purdue (March 5) ... scored 21 points and added seven rebounds and two assists at Iowa (Feb. 22) ... earned first career double-double at Michigan (Feb. 16), posting 25 points and 11 rebounds on 11-of-16 (.688) shooting from the field ... finished 9-for-9 (1.000) from the free throw stripe against Minnesota (Feb. 9), scoring 17 points and grabbing six boards ... scored 16 points and added six rebounds and three blocks at Purdue (Jan. 25) ... posted 15 points and six rebounds against Illinois (Jan. 8) ... tallied 16 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 11) ... recorded nine points and a career-high 12 rebounds at Virginia (Dec. 4) ... scored a game-high 21 points and added six rebounds against Oral Roberts (Nov. 23) ... shot 16-of-19 (.842) from the field, including a 6-for-6 (1.000) effort from beyond the arc in his school-record 43-point performance vs. North Dakota (Nov. 19) ... scored 16 points and added eight rebounds and a career-high four blocks at Green Bay (Nov. 16).

Appeared in all 35 games, starting the first two games of the season ... averaged 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest ... led the team in free throw percentage (.767) among all Badgers with at least 20 attempts ... scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds against Michigan in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals ... posted career-highs in points (19), free throw shooting (12-14), rebounds (5) and minutes (23) at Illinois ... tied a career-high with three assists against Ohio State ... recorded a pair of blocks against Michigan ... finished 2-for-2 (1.000) from long range at Indiana ... went 4-for-4 (1.000) from 3-point range against Samford, finishing with 16 points ... posted 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting (.667) against Nebraska-Omaha ... tallied 10 points, three assists, two steals and a block against Presbyterian on ... recorded six points and added four rebounds in first career start against Southeastern Louisiana

Played in 35 of 36 games ... shot 85.7% on free throws in Big Ten play (6-of-7) ... played in all three NCAA tournament games, averaging 6.3 minutes per contest ... grabbed career-high 6 rebounds at No. 7 Michigan State ... collected 3 rebounds and had 2 points at Purdue ... posted 4 rebounds in 6 minutes at Nebraska ... posted 5 points and 4 rebounds against UNLV ... career-high 14 minutes played against Green Bay, scoring 4 points with 1 rebound and 1 block ... career-high 9 points in 9 minutes against UMKC, going 3-for-4 from the field and added 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and an assist ... played in his first collegiate game against Kennesaw State, scoring 5 points with 5 rebounds and 1 block in 10 minutes

High School
Named first-team all-state by the Chicago Sun-Times and the IBCA and second-team all-state by the AP after averaging 14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 2.8 assists as a senior ... also named all-area, all-conference and East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year ... averaged a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks per game as a junior ... honorable mention all-state, all-conference and all-area as a junior ... helped Benet post a 26-4 record in 2009-10 and reach the supersectionals, scoring 39 in a state tournament game ... high school coach was Gene Heidkamp

Parents are Frank and Mary Kaminsky ... has two sisters, Kaylee and Hannah; three step-sisters Jamie, Gabbie and Grace and a step-brother, Steve ... father, Frank, played college basketball at Lewis University where he finished as the 7th-leading scorer in school history with 1,521 points and was elected to the school's Hall of Fame in 1992; also played professionally in South America ... mother, Mary, played volleyball at Northwestern ... aunt, Karen, and uncle, Jim, each played basketball at Northwestern ... majoring in life science communications

2011-12 | 2012-13


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